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on the look out

Driver caught at 137km an hour (and he wasn't the only one speeding yesterday)

The gardaí were on the look out – everywhere – for speeding yesterday.

GARDAÍ WERE OUT in force yesterday – on the roads, and in the air.

Yesterday they took part in a Europe-wide crack down on speeding.

In the 24 hour period between 6am Thursday and 6am this morning, the gardaí checked 98,650 vehicles and detected 659 speeding.

@GardaTraffic couldn’t resist tweeting this pun about ‘flying’ with this beautiful photo of Dublin at dusk.

But when it came to the crackdown, gardaí caught some drivers driving at incredible speeds across the country.

They included:

  • 137 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N7 Greenhills Kill Kildare
  • 114 km/h in a 80 km/h zone on the R448 Gorteengrone Carlow Carlow
  • 130 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N6 Clonbrusk Athlone Westmeath
  • 134 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N3 Daggan Cavan Cavan
  • 115 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N18 Cratloe Clare
  • 107 km/h in a 80 km/h zone on the R280 Drumheckil Carrick-On-Shannon Leitrim
  • 117 km/h in a 80 km/h zone on the R237 Roosky Newtowncunningham Donegal
  • 132 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N3 Huntstown Dublin15 Dublin
  • 119 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on the N25 Kilmacthomas Waterford

The message from gardaí? Speed kills.

“Unfortunately despite the widespread publicity some drivers have failed to change their driving behaviour,” they said.

- Additional reporting Aoife Barry 

Read: Ye have been warned: Gardaí are having a speed gun frenzy today>

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